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Do Diesel Passenger Cars Have a Future?

A year on from the Volkswagen emission scandal, speculation is growing about the life-span of diesel engines, fuelled by rumours that Norway is planning to ban all diesel engine passenger cars by 2025 – with other European countries potentially following suite. But how realistic is it to carry out such a scheme, and what impact […]

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What is the Impact of the Euro Emission Standards Scandal?

As the global car industry faces increased scrutiny following the Volkswagen emissions scandal, there is no doubt that this revelation will naturally have an impact on our market, but to what extent?

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Cast vs MFS Compressor Wheels

‘Machined from Solid’ compressor wheels are the latest in a long line of developments from the OEMs to enter the aftermarket. Here we explore the evolution of the compressor wheel to determine if there are any benefits to using MFS wheels on standard cast wheel applications.

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Melett Parts Design Improvements – Better than OE?

There has been much discussion within the automotive repair industry about the differences between using OEM parts and the aftermarket equivalent repair parts. In this article, with a focus on turbochargers, we explore the benefits associated with using high quality repair parts and why such parts can actually improve a turbo repair. 

Is the Price Right

Is the Price Right?

Today’s automotive repair industry is faced with an overwhelming range of repair parts. Amid claims of exceptional quality at extraordinarily cheap prices, here Martyn Howorth, Sales Director, Melett Ltd., explores the reasons why some turbocharger components are offered at such low prices, and what the real cost of these low quality parts means to the […]

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Go with the Flow… The need for an Air Flow Rig

There has been an ongoing debate for many years between the original turbocharger manufacturers and the turbocharger repair industry, over whether a turbo can be repaired.

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The Real Cost of Compressor Wheels

Traditionally compressor wheels are produced from aluminium, which is naturally a very weak cast material. Aluminium is the preferred material for compressor wheels as it is a relatively simple and inexpensive process to cast the compressor wheels, however, to create a stronger wheel post process treatments are essential.